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Senior Project Manager - Defence

  • Location: Corsham (initially)
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 year/dependent on experience

Initially working in our Defence team, the senior project manager will be responsible for the management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included, and performance is adequately monitored. They will work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products, particularly to that requirements are managed and delivered to date and time.

You will develop stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation as well as preparing technical briefs, costing analysis, status reports and meeting minutes/notes.

Ideal candidates will be able to provide the application of APM methodologies underpinned by practical experience of P3M delivery as well as marketing the organisation’s capabilities when required, including business development activities.

You will be providing consultancy support to clients around portfolio, programme and project planning and controls. The below responsibilities are not exhaustive, it is a list of chosen responsibilities which you will need to demonstrate:

Requirements

  • Experience in defining, managing and delivering complex projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Recent experience of working within the Defence industry and understand the classification and protection of classified information
  • Programme / portfolio office organisation
  • Leadership of programme assurance reviews on projects of increasing size and complexity and in the delivery of major business and change management solutions
  • Conversant with continuous improvement and benchmarking methodologies
  • Expertise in multiple planning management and control disciplines
  • Fully conversant with risk and opportunity management including associated methodologies
  • Implementation of benefits management, quality management, and blueprint design and delivery principles
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Demonstrable effective communication, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Ability to bid manage complex proposals and provide technical assurance of bid costings and scope, leading bid teams and opportunity pursuit teams
  • Ability to identify key areas for the department to develop capability
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary Programme teams, managing performance and delivery
  • The suitable candidate already holds, or will be expected to achieve Security Clearance

Desirable

  • Circa 10 years+ consultancy experience
  • Full member of APM
  • APM PMQ
  • Prince2 - practitioner
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) - practitioner

Benefits

  • Opportunity for rapid career development
  • Yearly appraisal and salary review
  • Opportunity to gain industry-recognised qualifications, and to attend training courses at no expense
  • Healthcare package included
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Buy/sell holiday scheme
  • 5% company pension contribution
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing by a day every year you’re with the company – rising to a maximum of 30 days + bank holidays

Interested?

Take a look at our company to find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we operate. If you feel you have the skills, personality and drive to add to our team, then we'd like to hear from you.

Contact

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